Need Help With a Mold Issue?
Once considered merely unsightly, mold in apartments and work settings has been recognized as a potential cause of illnesses and conditions such as asthma, rashes, headaches, and nausea. If you suspect that mold is making you sick, seek medical help and consider speaking with a personal injury attorney who specializes in mold cases.
Many mold cases arise in residential rental housing, where landlords have failed to maintain proper roofing and plumbing, allowing water to enter the structure and saturate walls, ceilings, and floors. To get your landlord to make repairs, you may need the help of a landlord-tenant attorney, who is familiar with tenants’ remedies in your state.
Only certain types of mold cause health problems, and not all persons are susceptible. You’ll need the help of qualified scientists, who can identify the mold in question; and you’ll need to be examined by a physician who regularly treats patients with mold-related illnesses. A personal injury attorney who specializes in mold cases will have the names of these experts at hand.
Looking for a Lawyer?
At Lawyers.com, you’ll find a user-friendly search tool that allows you to tailor results by area of law and geography. You can also search for attorneys by name. Attorney profiles prominently display contact information, list topics of expertise, and show ratings—by both clients and other legal professionals.
Ready to Meet With a Lawyer?
Before hiring a lawyer or law firm, make sure to speak directly—preferably in person—to the attorney who will be primarily responsible for handling your case. Consider bringing to the conversation a list of questions and any documentation related to your case, including any medical reports. Remember that you don’t need to hire the first lawyer you consult and that, first and foremost, you want a lawyer whom you trust.
What to Ask a Lawyer
When gathering your thoughts and documents, think about what you’ll want to ask the lawyer.
Consider making a list that includes questions about:
- the lawyer’s experience with personal injury cases and mold in particular
- the lawyer’s familiarity with the court system your case could end up in
- who else will work on your case
- attorneys’ fees and other expenses related to the case
- how long the case might take, and
- the lawyer’s initial impressions of your situation.